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Meaning of "quelea" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUELEA

quelea  [ˈkwiːlɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUELEA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Quelea is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES QUELEA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

quelea

Quelea

Quelea is a small genus of passerine birds that belongs to the weaver family Ploceidae, confined to Africa. These are small-sized, sparrow- or finch-like gregarious birds, with bills adapted to eating seeds. Queleas may be nomadic over vast ranges; the Red-billed Quelea is said to be the most numerous bird species in the world.

Definition of quelea in the English dictionary

The definition of quelea in the dictionary is an East African weaver bird.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUELEA


abelia
əˈbiːlɪə
amelia
əˈmiːlɪə
anthelia
æntˈhiːlɪə
aurelia
ɔːˈriːlɪə
automobilia
ˌɔːtəməˈbiːlɪə
bromelia
brəˈmiːlɪə
camellia
kəˈmiːlɪə
Delia
ˈdiːlɪə
Elea
ˈiːlɪə
Elia
ˈiːlɪə
epithelia
ˌɛpɪˈθiːlɪə
grindelia
ɡrɪnˈdiːlɪə
Karelia
kəˈriːlɪə
lobelia
ləʊˈbiːlɪə
mycelia
maɪˈsiːlɪə
parhelia
pɑːˈhiːlɪə
phacelia
fəˈsiːlɪə
stapelia
stəˈpiːlɪə
syringomyelia
səˌrɪŋɡəʊmaɪˈiːlɪə
telia
ˈtiːlɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUELEA

queer-bashing
queer-looking
queer-sounding
queercore
queerdom
queerish
queerity
queerly
queerness
queest
quell
quellable
queller
Quelpart
quelquechose
queme
Quemoy
quena
quench
quenchable

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUELEA

achillea
azalea
bougainvillea
cochlea
flea
galea
grevillea
Heraclea
lea
mausolea
olea
palea
Penthesilea
pilea
plea
psoralea
sand flea
talea
trochlea
water flea

Synonyms and antonyms of quelea in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «quelea» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUELEA

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The translations of quelea from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «quelea» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

红嘴奎利亚
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

quelea
570 millions of speakers

English

quelea
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

quelea
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التنوط
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Quelea
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

quelea
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

quelea
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

quéléa
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Quelea
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

quelea
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

quelea
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하는 Quelea
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nggoleki
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quelea
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

quelea
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्लेल्ला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

quelea
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

quelea
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

quelea
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Quelea
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

quelea
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

quelea
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

quelea
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Quelea
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

quelea
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of quelea

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUELEA»

The term «quelea» is normally little used and occupies the 129.140 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUELEA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about quelea

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUELEA»

Discover the use of quelea in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to quelea and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Quelea quelea: Africa's bird pest
This volume brings together available information on quelea quelea ecology and management, as well as the species' distribution, population, migration patterns, and breeding behavior.
Richard L. Bruggers, Clive C. H. Elliott, 1989
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Encyclopedia of Pest Management
Fenthion (QueletoxÕ) is also aerially sprayed onto birds, especially red-billed quelea (Quelea quelea), in their nighttime roosts, to protect ripening grain crops in some African countries. It is highly toxic to birds and moderately toxic to mammals ...
David Pimentel, Ph.D., 2007
3
The Larger Illustrated Guide to Birds of Southern Africa
RED-BILLED QUELEA Quelea quelea (821) 11-13 cm Breeding male has a black or white mask, ringed with pink or dull yellow, and a bright red bill and legs. Non-breeding male and female are drab, but have red bills and legs. Breeding ...
Ian Sinclair, P. A. R. Hockey, 2005
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Strangers in Paradise: Impact And Management Of ...
These large-scale programs were expensive and. as we shall see. were no more effective than were the quelea control programs in Africa. In both cases, more birds came to the funeral. Crop Depredation One instructive agricultural example is ...
Daniel Simberloff, Donald C. Schmitz, Tom C. Brown, 1997
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The Future is an Ancient Lake: Traditional Knowledge, ...
Quelea quelea, Africa's bird pest. Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford University Press. 402 pp. [ 8.22 ] Conert, H.J. 1 987. The ecology and control of the red- billed weaver bird (Quelea quelea L.) in northeast Nigeria. Schriftenreihe der GTZ No.
Caterina Batello, Adamou Harouna Touré, Peter Ervin Kenmore, 2004
6
New Scientist
The war against the Quelea bird Although slaughtered in great numbers by flame -throwers, explosives and toxic spray, no permanent reduction in the numbers of this species has so far been achieved; its destruction of grain harvests in areas ...
7
Vertebrate Pest Control and Management Materials: Fourth ...
Stephen A. Shumake,1 Stanley E. Gaddis,1 and Melvyn V. Garrison1 Development of a Preferred Bait for Quelea Control REFERENCE: Shumake, S. A., Gaddis, S. E., and Garrison, M. V., "Development of a Preferred Bait for Quelea Control," ...
‎1983
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Pests: A Guide to the World's Most Maligned, yet ...
It is these nesting colonies that are targeted by farmers, as the red-billed quelea are there at their most vulnerable. A common means of destroying the nesting quelea is by placing explosives below the nest trees and detonating them. For all  ...
Ross Piper, 2011
9
Vertebrate Pest Control and Managment Materials
C. C. H. Elliott1 Methods for Assessing the Efficiency of Aerial Spraying Control Operations on Quelea Colonies and Roosts REFERENCE: Elliott, C. C. H., " Methods for Assessing the Efficiency of Aerial Spraying Control Operations on Quelea ...
10
Vertebrate Pest Control and Management Materials: 3rd ...
C. C. H. Elliott Methods for Assessing the Efficiency of Aerial Spraying Control Operations on Quelea Colonies and Roosts REFERENCE: Elliott, C. C. H., " Methods for Assessing the Efficiency of Aerial Spray- Ing Control Operations on Quelea ...
ASTM Committee E-35 on Pesticides, Walker, E. W. Schafer, 1981

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUELEA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term quelea is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Spotted: Destructive birds from Africa in S'pore
The red-billed quelea, which has been called a "feathered locust" because it lives in large flocks that destroy crops, has been photographed at least twice here in ... «AsiaOne, May 15»
2
Fears grow that invasive bird species may cause havoc here
They fear that the Red-billed Quelea - sometimes referred to as “feathered locusts” as it damages crops and lives in huge flocks - will wreak environmental havoc ... «Channel News Asia, May 15»
3
Band as Machine
The appearance of queleas, red-billed African birds, is a recurring motif: They fly in abundant flocks, which serve as a metaphor for a community to which the ... «Wall Street Journal, Sep 14»
4
New guidance from BirdLife to stop migrating birds being poisoned
The first assesses the effects of chemicals used for the protection of crops from insect, rodent pests, and Red-billed Quelea and for the protection of livestock ... «Bird Watch, Aug 14»
5
President of the Gambia Reaffirms Rice Self-Sufficiency Plan, Import …
The Minister also stated that the government is taking measures to address the issue of an invasion of quelea birds, which have been causing severe loses to ... «Oryza, Apr 14»
6
Making a living from amacimbi
A good harvest looked promising for these villagers until a swarm of quelea birds and grasshoppers invaded the area and ravaged all crops. “It's going to be the ... «NewsDay, Apr 14»
7
Quelea-Quelea Birds Damage 600 Hectares of Rice Land in Gambia
Quelea-quelea birds have damaged approximately 600 hectares of rice fields in the Jarra West region of Gambia's Lower River Region (LRR) district. «Oryza, Jan 14»
8
Photographer Captures Animals That Look Like They've Turned To …
"We have found entire flocks of quelea, small finches, washed up on shore in a 50 yard stretch of shoreline," he said. "So clearly, they all died at once.". «Business Insider, Oct 13»
9
Climate-smart Kenyan crop hits a setback - hungry birds
The sorghum variety, selected and introduced in Kenya by the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, appears to be a new favourite of the red-billed quelea bird, ... «Reuters AlertNet, Aug 13»
10
L'Ouganda tue 1,8 million d'oiseaux pour protéger ses rizières
Jeudi, le gouvernement ougandais a annoncé avoir exterminé plus de 1,8 million d'oiseaux appartenant à l'espèce Quelea quelea afin de protéger les rizières ... «Maxisciences, Jul 13»

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